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Annual Debate: Quotas – a solution to a diversity problem? York

  • Lecture
  • York
  • 03 May 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:30
Annual Debate: Quotas – a solution to a diversity problem? York

About this event

The Debate is an annual event organised by the Graduates' and Students' Committee, in which a panel looks at a key area for discussion.

This year's topic is:
"This house believes, that while UK legislation - covering age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation among others - sets minimum standards, our industry needs to do more than what is currently being done, to increase diversity, such as setting Quotas"

The debate will be chaired by Sean Harris, Director Membership ICE. Panel information will be available shortly.

A topic that is relevant not just in our industry, but others as well.

Are quotas the solution to increasing diversity within our industry?
What more can done?
Are we doing enough?

Join us for an evening as we discuss this in some depth and look to uncover answers to the motion. Great way to gain some additional CPD in a different atmosphere.

Chair: Sean Harris, Director Membership ICE

Compare: Thomas Harkins, Chair Y&H G&S Committee, Assistant Engineer, Atkins, member of the SNC Lavalin Group

Details of debate teams to follow.

The meeting will start at 18.30 with a buffet reception and networking from 18.00.


Seán Harris

Seán was appointed director of membership in August 2015.

Seán has been an engineer for over 30 years and brings leadership, planning and financial experience to the role. He has served in the Royal Engineers and was responsible for overseeing the Institution of Royal Engineers as it gained and implemented an Engineering Council licence to qualify members as EngTech, IEng and CEng.

He is most recently been on secondment to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as UK Defence Advisor and Commander of British Forces in Nepal.

Event venue

Network Rail Workforce Development Centre
York Engineers Triangle
Cinder Lane
York YO26 4AB
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Katie Gibson

e: katie.gibson@ice.org.uk